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Bushwalking track notes, photographs, maps and more for Hobart Beach camping area to Bournda Trig loop are found in each of the tabs below
Hobart Beach camping area to Bournda Trig loop
Time: 3 hrs 30 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
7.5 km SSW of Tathra
Length: 8 km Walk Length
As this is a Circuit style walk, the 8 km includes the walking distance from the start around the loop and back to the start again
Bournda National Park
Climb: 251 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 251 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk
Style: Circuit
Route: Hard

The walk from Hobart Beach camping area to Bournda Trig is a long walk, heading up the biggest hill in the area. The view from the top is shrouded by trees, giving visitors water glimpses and views of the ranges to the east. The walk is great exercise and explores a diverse range of environments in the park. (open in app)

This walk passes through a remote area and sections have no visible track. At least one person in your group should have training and experience in off track walking and navigation. Even with these notes and a GPS these extra skills and equipment are required.
Today's Fire rating
LOW MODERATE (No fire ban)
  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Hobart Beach camping area to Bournda Trig loop

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Hobart Beach camping area to Bournda Trig loop
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Hobart Beach large shelter
Int. Bournda Rd and Hobart Beach Rd
Int. Bournda Trig and Scotts Hut Trks
Int. Bournda Rd and Bournda Trig Trk
Int. Watertank and Bournda Trig Trks
Int. Bournda Trig Trail above Watertank
Int. Bournda Trig Trk and Hillside Trk
Int Bournda Trig and Field Studies Trks
Bournda Trig Station
Int. Bournda Trig and Field Studies Trks
Field Study Huts
Field Study Huts Car park
Int. Bournda and Field Study Huts car park Trks
Int. near Bournda Rd and Hobart Beach Rd
Int. just north of Bournda Rd
Starting point for this hiking track: Hobart Beach large shelter

Base maps are used under licence and is © Department of lands   Panorama Avenue Bathurst 2795   www.lands.nsw.gov.au

Maps that cover the walk area (please always carry maps of the area)

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Photo Gallery

 
Sign next to Hobart Beach shelter
 
Sign next to Hobart Beach shelter +
 
Hobart Beach camping area shelter
 
Hobart Beach camping area shelter +
 
Arrow marker next to track
 
Arrow marker next to track +

 
Track south of Hobart Beach camping area
 
Track south of Hobart Beach camping area +
 
The track looking away from Hobart Beach camping area
 
The track looking away from Hobart Beach camping area +
 
Track below road
 
Track below road +

 
Tree
 
Tree +
 
Track across Bournda Rd
 
Track across Bournda Rd +
 
Intersection to water tank
 
Intersection to water tank +

 
Signpost on Bournda Trig track
 
Signpost on Bournda Trig track +
 
Track up to Bournda Trig
 
Track up to Bournda Trig +
 
Tractor beside track to Bournda Trig
 
Tractor beside track to Bournda Trig +

 
Signpost poitningto Bournda Trig
 
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Track up the hill to Bournda Trig
 
Track up the hill to Bournda Trig +
 
Signposts at Bournda Trig and Field Study Huts intersection
 
Signposts at Bournda Trig and Field Study Huts intersection +

 
Track up to the summit and Bournda Trig
 
Track up to the summit and Bournda Trig +
 
Bournda Trig
 
Bournda Trig +
 
View from Bournda Trig
 
View from Bournda Trig +

 
View from Bournda Trig
 
View from Bournda Trig +
 
Track down to Field Study Huts
 
Track down to Field Study Huts +
 
Faint track to Field Study Huts
 
Faint track to Field Study Huts +

 
Track to Field Study Huts
 
Track to Field Study Huts +
 
South of Field Study Huts
 
South of Field Study Huts +
 
A local Goanna
 
A local Goanna +

 
Homestead style building at Field Study Huts
 
Homestead style building at Field Study Huts +
 
Track down to FIeld Study car park
 
Track down to FIeld Study car park +
 
Bottom of Field Study Huts
 
Bottom of Field Study Huts +

 
Track up to Field Study car park
 
Track up to Field Study car park +
 
Signpost to FIeld Study Huts
 
Signpost to FIeld Study Huts +
 
Signpost to Hobart Beach camping area
 
Signpost to Hobart Beach camping area +

 
Track to Hobart Beach camping area
 
Track to Hobart Beach camping area +
 
Track south of Hobart Beach camping area
 
Track south of Hobart Beach camping area +
 
Fireplace in Hobart Beach camping area
 
Fireplace in Hobart Beach camping area +

Terrain

Cross sectional view of the Hobart Beach camping area to Bournda Trig loop bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Hobart Beach camping area to Bournda Trig loop bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Hobart Beach camping area to Bournda Trig loop bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Hobart Beach camping area to Bournda Trig loop bushwalking track

Overview of this walks Grading - Based on the AS 2156.1 - 2001
These details are new. This new feature still requires more testing and refining. Please use the 'Walker Feedback' for report specific issues. Please e-mail Matt if you have any general comments. Hope you find it helpful.

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.
Length 8km
Time 3 hrs 30 mins
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Grade 5/6

Route: Hard
AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Quality of track Rough unclear track (5/6)
Signs No directional signs (5/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
*This summary of grading information is new and still in testing

Some more detail of this walks Grading
Here is a bit more details explaining the grading looking at sections of the walk.
Gradient
3km of this walk has short steep hills and another 2.1km is very steep. Whilst another 2.1km is flat with no steps and the remaining 920m has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track
3.2km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles and another 2.8km follows a clear and well formed track or trail. The remaining (2.1km) follows a rough unclear track.

Signs
4.8km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection and another 1.7km Has no directional signs. The remaining (1.5km) is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
Around 6km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 1.7km requires some bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 8km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
Around 4.6km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 3.4km has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Track Notes


Drive to Hobart Beach large shelter
You can drive or ride to this start of this Bushwalk A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.
You can drive or ride to the start of this walk
Use these links to plan your trip to the start of this walk.
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(0 km) Hobart Beach large shelter to Int. just north of Bournda Rd
Walk: Easy - bushtrack
Length = 356 m Time = 6 mins
Climb = 6 m Descent = 0 m
From the intersection, this walk follows the path and the sign to the 'Field Study Huts'[1] past the large picnic shelter (on the left). The track soon passes a volleyball court (on the right) and a fire pit (on the left), then follows a track marker through the dense melaleuca. The track soon comes to a three-way intersection marked with several signs, including one pointing back to 'Hobart Beach Camping Area'[2].
From the intersection, the walk continues straight along the track, following the 'Bondi Lake' sign[3] through the melaleuca. The track soon comes to another three-way intersection, marked with another sign pointing back to 'Hobart Beach Camping Area'[4].

(0.36 km) Int. Bournda Rd and Hobart Beach Rd to Bournda Trig Station
Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 3.42 km Time = 1 hr 16 mins
Climb = 227 m Descent = -35 m
Turn right: From the intersection, the walk follows the 'Bournda Trig' sign[5], along the shaded trail which follows roughly parallel to the road (above on the left). The trail winds and undulates a little for about 700m to come to a clear intersection where a 'Hobart Beach camping area' sign[6] points back along the trail.
Turn left: From the intersection, the walk follows the 'Bournda Trig' sign[7] up the hill to the road, which is in sight. The walk crosses the road to the gate and signpost.
Continue straight: From the gate, the walk heads up the hill away from the road. The trail tends right before leading up the hill, where it steepens towards an intersection with a trail (leading to a water tank) on the right.
Continue straight: From the intersection, the walk heads up the hill, keeping the water tank below on the right. The trail leads up the hill to a signposted intersection.
Turn right: From the intersection, the walk follows the sign to 'Bournda Trig'[8] down the hill. The trail passes a water tank on the right before winding up the hill onto the ridge. The trail then continues along the ridge to a signposted intersection.
Continue straight: From the intersection, the walk follows the 'Bournda Trig' sign[9] along the flat. The trail continues to wind through the bush to a large pile of logs on the right of the track. From here, the track tends right, up the hill, to climb steeply to a signposted intersection.
Veer right: From the intersection, the walk follows the 'Bournda Trig' sign up the hill. The track winds up the hill, around a knoll (to the right) and comes to the Trig Station in a clearing. If you go down hill you have gone too far.

Bournda Trig Alt = 207 m
Bournda Trig is the highest point in Bournda National Park, situated between Tathra and Merimbula. The trig point stands in a small clearing beside the management trail, and does not have great views over the surrounding area. The trig station stands at 207 m.a.s.l. The Bournda Trig can be accessed by the Bournda Trig Fire Trail[10] which off Bournda Rd and Sapphire Coast Dr.

(3.77 km) Bournda Trig Station to Int Bournda Trig and Field Studies Trks
Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 317 m Time = 9 mins
Climb = 3 m Descent = -36 m
Turn around: From the intersection, the walk keeps the Trig Station on the left as it heads down the hill. The track tends left around a knoll and then continues down the hill to a signposted intersection.

(4.09 km) Int. Bournda Trig and Field Studies Trks to Field Study Huts
Route: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 1.7 km Time = 31 mins
Climb = 4 m Descent = -108 m
Veer right: From the intersection, the walk follows the 'Field Studies' sign[11] down the hill. The track meanders down along a ridgeline before following the path which is just visible down the hill. The track is covered in sections with fallen trees, many with paths trodden around them. The track continues to descend the ridge for sometime before coming out at a clearing with numerous A-frame shelters. The track continues through these to a campfire setting in front of a homestead-style home.

Field Study Huts Alt = 70 m
The Field Study Huts are located just above Bournda Rd in Bournda National Park, between Tathra and Merimbula. The main hut is a homestead-style wood cottage with a fire pit, BBQ plate, picnic tables and a toilet. Just near the hut, there are four open A-frame shelters. These facilities support a range of education services provided by the Bournda Environmental Education Centre. Parking is available near the road, and walking access from Bournda Lagoon and Trig is also possible. More info

(5.79 km) Field Study Huts to Field Study Huts Carpark
Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 149 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 1 m Descent = -9 m
Turn left: From the campfire, the walk heads down the hill away from the homestead-style building, keeping the A-frame shelters to the left. The trail tends left down the hill to a gate and a signpost across the road.

(5.94 km) Field Study Huts Car park to Int. just north of Bournda Rd
Route: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 1.73 km Time = 33 mins
Climb = 10 m Descent = -58 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, the walk heads down into the car park. The track continues down the ridge of the hill, passing over a fallen log and following a barely-visible trodden path down the slope. The track winds down the hill to meet a signpost on a more defined bush track.
Veer left: From the intersection, with the 'Field Studies Huts' sign[12] on the left, this walk heads north along the wide track. The track passes along the side of Bondi Lake (not visable on the right) to come to a three way intersection marked with a 'Bondi Lake' sign[13] pointing back along the track (as an old hut is just visible on the right).
From the intersection, this walk follows the 'hobart beach camp' sign[14] north passing and old fence and the view to the old hut (on the right). The track winds throught the bush to soon come pass another 'Bondi Lake' sign[15], and head between the timber posts to come to the dirt road.
Continue straight: From intersection with Bournda Rd, this walk crosses the dirt road and follows the 'Hobart Beach camping area 0.5km' sign[16] north along the track. The track winds through the melaleuca for a short time, to a three way intersection marked with a 'Bondi Lake' sign[17] pointing back to the dirt road.

(7.67 km) Int. just north of Bournda Rd to Hobart Beach large shelter
Walk: Easy - bushtrack
Length = 356 m Time = 6 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -6 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Hobart Beach Camping Area'[18] through the melaleuca, soon coming to another three-way intersection with a 'Bondi Lake' sign[19] pointing back along the track.
From the intersection, the walk continues straight follows the 'Hobart Beach Camping Area'[20] through the dense melaleuca, soon coming to a large clearing at the back of the camping area. The walk continues past the volleyball court to the dirt road in front of the large picnic shelter[21].

Hobart Beach campground Alt = m
This is a well-established campsite close to the beach and lake. There are garbage and recycling bins. Each camping space is well-defined and there is a large covered common area. The camp surrounds the stone and timber toilet and laundry facility.

Drive from Hobart Beach large shelter
You can drive or ride from this end of this Bushwalk A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.
You can drive or ride from the end of this walk
Use these links to plan your trip from the end of this walk.
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Getting there

Plan your trip to the start of the walk and back from the end of the walk

Public Transport links currently not working, sorry

Driving Directions
To the start of the walk

Drive from:
From the end of the walk

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Near by


Campsites in the park
Hobart Beach campground


Nearest know Outdoor Stores near the start of this walk
Store Address Phone Distance (straight line)
Camping Plus 6 Alice St , Merimbula (02) 6495 2571 10.4 km
Gas Connection The Arthur Kaine Drv, Pambula (02) 6495 7121 15 km
Barbeques Galore (Bega) 274 Carp St , Bega (02) 6492 4054 16.4 km
Camping Outdoors Centre 43 Vulcan St , Moruya (02) 4474 3081 99.7 km
Gone Fishin Cnr Ford & Queen Sts, Moruya (02) 4474 4381 99.5 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Hobart Beach camping area to Bournda Trig loop.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Hobart Beach camping area to Bournda Trig loop
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2 EDN02 PJ OBrien / Optus site BIMMIL HILL 24 km (to the S)
3 MER03 CB Repeater Site Hill 217 5 km NNE of WYNDHAM 30 km (to the WSW)
7 PKA07 Wandella Trig PEAK ALONE 56 km (to the NNW)
5 VKE5 Broadcast Site EMERALD HILL
Emergency use only
61 km (to the WNW)
4 MCA04 DCNR / Ambulance Site MARAMINGO HILL 77 km (to the SSW)

Weather and Park info

Fire Danger
This walk passes Far South Coast fire area which currently has a LOW MODERATE rating and No fire ban in place.
(Tomorrow the Fire Danger Rating is LOW MODERATE, No fire ban.) (Downloaded 3 years ago)
Please Note: Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather and Climate
Weather and Climate summary detailed weather and climate information here
°C (feels like °)
km/h from the
% humidity     (as at )
Wed      24°Possible late shower.
Thu14°|22°Possible shower.
Fri15°|26°Possible shower.
Sat11°|21°Partly cloudy.
A graph displaying the average daily temperature range for the year

Bournda National Park Link to official closures and fire bans page

Region: South Coast & Highlands
Park fees Camping Facilities I am not aware of any closures in this park at the moment.

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